Saudi Arabia will allow citizens who are immune to the coronavirus to travel abroad from May 17. This is the first time Saudi Arabia has lifted the ban on going abroad after closing its international borders for more than a year.
Agence France-Presse reported that when the Saudi Ministry of the Interior announced this measure on Sunday (2nd), it said that the three groups will be deemed to be immune to the coronavirus. They are people who have completed two doses of coronavirus vaccination. Those who have completed a dose of covid-19 vaccine 14 days before leaving the country and those who have recovered in the past six months.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of the Interior issued by the Saudi News Agency, those under the age of 18 who are not in the age group for vaccinations against coronavirus, as long as they hold an insurance policy approved by the Central Bank, will also be allowed to go abroad from May 17.
The Saudi Ministry of the Interior said that the lifting of the ban on citizens going abroad will take effect from 1 a.m. local time on May 17.
Saudi Arabia will also restore the opening of its land, sea and air borders.
Saudi Arabia has a population of more than 34 million. The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia stated that the country has so far completed more than 9 million doses of coronavirus vaccines.